My hero is someone who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstaclesâ€¦
Sgt. Scott Coulter likes to joke around with friends that he is Batman. When he works out at the station he even likes to wear Batman shirts. I think that this is his way of dealing with over 20 years service in policing. After every shift, he can bring tears to my eyes just telling what happened during a 12 hour shift. There are so many stories, I just wouldn't know where to start.
Sgt. Coulter is truly in the profession he was meant for. Living in a small town, you can easily bump into someone that you arrested years back or even yesterday! There is not a day that goes by that someone doesn't approach Sgt. Coulter and tell him "thank you". I would ask what happened after they left and he would say, "usually when I see these individuals they are at their worst, or under tragic circumstances". He would say that he would always treat them with respect and try to imagine what they are going through at that time. There have been many times that former drug addicts would introduce themselves to Scott, along with their new families, and thank him for being so nice to them when they were arrested, and helping them get their life in order.
Many officers are trained to deal with tragic circumstances, but on November 17, 2013, Sgt. Coulter was given the worst news of his life. A former local Police Officer who was working with another Police Service at the time, was killed in a head on collision. Sgt. Coulter had the privilege to work to work with him as his Sergeant. He told me many funny stories about coaching the new constable and what an incredible man he was who dedicated himself to both family and career. To this day, Sgt. Coulter finds the strength to be positive in spite of overwhelming obstacles both in his career and life. His best friend is and will always be with him on the job.
Sgt. Coulter is dedicated to his community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Children's Aid Society and Rachel's Kids.
To many Sgt. Coulter ~ you are a hero¦